Eastleigh Borough Council’s net debt is set to reach £519,706,000 next year and beyond that in future years. Eastleigh is one of several councils borrowing heavily to gamble on the property market in the hope of big returns to balance the books.
The cost of Local Area Committees will be almost £1.5M this year. Most areas already have parish/town councils to deal with the truly local matters. To most people, Eastleigh’s LAC’s are just planning committees.
Residents from across the borough have been raising the growing problem of rat infestations and yet last year, Eastleigh’s Lib Dem Cabinet said there was no requirement for a formal policy to be adopted.